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News Parade newsreel footage of the San Francisco World's Fair in 1939, the Golden Gate International Exposition. The fair was intended to celebrate the opening of two bridges, the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge. It was held on Treasure Island.
0551 PA8123 San Francisco World's Fair (The News Parade)


Audio/Visual sound, black and white

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Reviewer: HaywardM - favoritefavorite - April 5, 2013
Subject: WoW
Could you possibly ever make a vibrant subject more dull and sterile??!!!

Vs the many even amateur films of the same year NYC World Fair even silent are much more stimulating VS this a 5* example of how NOT to do things.

Castle was not a news reel company but an educational/instructional school film company and the dullness of that style really shows/shines here.

And this is no reflection on the up loader of this. It really is a STELLAR example of how not to do it.
Reviewer: Boomer12k - - November 5, 2010
Subject: San Francisco World's Fair
My father went there when he was 16!
I downloaded this so he could see it again. He is 87!
Reviewer: aprilshowers - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2009
Subject: treasure island
I was real interested in this newsreel , considering that the area now is a waste land of contamination. it must have been a beautiful sight at one time. visited it this past June , not much left of the buildings, there are a few and it is quite haunting place to visit!
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 30, 2004
Subject: World's Fair fair
Mildly entertaining overview of the World's fair shown here. I wasn't overblown by this footage, as most of it IS pretty standard, but a nice snapshot of what was then.
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